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How To Pass The Comprehensive Shelf Exam
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How To Pass The Comprehensive Shelf Exam

“I am a third semester student and I would like to ask you for some advice. I am deeply worried about the comprehensive shelf exam pass rate (~ 50%). I do not wish to have to retake it in the US. My goal is to focus on step 1 during […]

OB/GYN: What To Expect
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OB/GYN: What To Expect

“I’m starting my third year with OB/GYN. Do you have any tips or tricks for that particular rotation? Anything I should expect working with those attendings? Or anything the attending like or expect from us? Just anything that could help before starting.” Short answer: Expect vaginas, babies, long hours, and […]

How Are 4th Year Electives Scheduled?
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How Are 4th Year Electives Scheduled?

“I know the 3rd year rotations are set up back-to-back, but should we anticipate gaps between rotations during 4th year?” Short answer: No. However, you are primarily responsible for scheduling fourth year electives so it is your job to make sure you don’t have any gaps. Long answer: Ross tells […]

I’m Considering Going To Ross…
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I’m Considering Going To Ross…

“I’m considering going to Ross. How many students were in your incoming class? I’ve heard that about only half the class makes it to graduation – is that true?” Short answer: My incoming class had ~440 students. 76% passed their first semester. Long answer: Ross University takes three first semester […]

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Does Ross Support You During Third Year?

“For clinicals, did Ross University provide adequate support and RUSM teachers to support you in your third year? Thanks for any advice you may have!!” Short answer: Yes. Ross has instituted clinical track programs for our third year of medical school. Clinical tracks keep you in one hospital for either […]

Premeds: How To Shadow Like a Boss
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Premeds: How To Shadow Like a Boss

July 1st marks the beginning of intern year for residents but they aren’t the only new faces in the hospital. The summer months are also the perfect time for premed undergrad students to get into the hospital for summer shadowing experiences. Shadowing experience gives premed students valuable clinical experience. Not […]

Now Is The Time To Develop Your Style With Patients
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Now Is The Time To Develop Your Style With Patients

I’m thankful that my first rotation was family medicine out in Youngstown, Ohio. Youngstown is a small town halfway between Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Everything moves a little slower out there compared to what I’m used to in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Similarly, my family medicine rotation as a whole was slower […]

The Medical Student’s Guide to Clinical Rotations
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The Medical Student’s Guide to Clinical Rotations

With my third year of medical school coming to a close, here is what I wish I did differently, wish I knew beforehand, or figured out along the way during my core clinical rotations. Its nothing groundbreaking and you may have heard this before but it can’t hurt to hear […]

First Aid, Picmonic, Pathoma
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My Three Favorite Study Aids That Every Medical Student Should Have

First Aid, Picmonic, and Pathoma- my three favorite and most often used resources in medical school and while studying for USMLE step one

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My Review of Step One Review Courses

The most highly requested topic about studying for step one has easily been which step one review course to use. The problem when giving advice about which course to use it that it is incredibly subjective. Choosing which step one review course to use is like choosing between mac or […]